Minister: Lift up your hearts!
Congregation: We lift them up to the Lord!
Before a youth can cleanse his way,
What can he try to do?
By taking heed to all the Word,
By seeking God with all his heart,
And from His law not wander off.
God’s Word is hidden in my heart,
That I might never sin.
So blessed are You, our Lord and God,
Teach me Your statutes and Your laws
That I might learn them thoroughly.
With my own lips I have declared
All judgments from Your mouth.
I joy in testimonies true
As much as in all gold refined,
All treasures that this earth contains.
I meditate on precepts here
Within Your holy law,
And I respect Your righteous ways,
And I delight in statute law,
So that I not forget Your Word.
And so, gracious Father, we worship You now through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end, amen.